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Jonathan Guilmette

Full name: Jonathan Guilmette
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: August 18, 1978 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Montréal International/Pointe-aux-Trembles
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Jonathan Guilmette was a champion at the juvenile level of short track speed skating by 1993 and was representing Canada at an international level by 1995. His career continued to rise in 1996 when he sent a junior-level record in the 500m event, and he was named an alternate on the men’s 5,000m relay team at the 1998 Winter Olympics, although he did not compete in the tournament. He won his first major international medal, silver in the team event, at the 1999 World Championships and his first gold, in the same event, at the 2000 edition. After winning silver in the 500m and 5,000m relay events and bronze in the 3,000m competition at the 2001 World Championships, he drew attention as a medal favorite at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He did not disappoint, taking home gold in the 5,000m relay and silver in the 500m individual, and then followed up his success with three silver medals (1,500m, 5,000m relay, team) at that year’s World Championships. He earned silver with the 5,000m relay team at the 2003 World Championships, in addition to gold in the team event, and acquired silver in the 1,500m and team events the following year. He was absent in 2005, but returned in time for the 2006 Winter Olympics, where he took silver in the 500m and 5,000m relay events, and later won gold and silver in the 5,000m relay and team events respectively at that year’s World Championships. He retired after the tournament and is now the head coach at the Montreal International skating club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 2 Silver
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN AC DQ
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 1 Gold
2006 Winter 27 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 2
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 2 41.994
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 42.201 34
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q 42.809 34
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Seven 1 Q/OR 42.326 34

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings AC DQ
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Five AC DQ

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 1
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 1
2006 Winter 27 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 2
2006 Winter 27 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 1